India rises two spots to rank 8th in this year’s CCPI. The country is among the high performing countries in the index. India earns a high rating in the GHG Emissions and Energy Use categories, with a medium for Climate Policy and Renewable Energy. The country is on track to meet its 2030 emissions targets (compatible with a well-below-2°C scenario). However, the renewable energy pathway is not on track for the 2030 target.
Implementation of new NDC needs concrete action plans
Since the last CCPI, India has updated its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and announced a net-zero target for 2070.
The country experts welcome the new targets and the political signals towards climate action. Despite India’s medium in the Renewable Energy category, the country has included renewables targets in its updated NDC. Yet the experts cite missing roadmaps and concrete action plans for achieving the targets.
The experts stress the importance of a just and inclusive energy transition, as well as the need for decentralised renewable energy and capacities for rooftop photovoltaics. A carbon pricing mechanism, the need for more capacities at the subnational level, and concrete action plans for achieving the targets are key demands . India is among the nine countries responsible for 90% of global coal production It also plans to increase its oil, gas, and coal production by over 5% by 2030. This is incompatible with the 1.5°C target.
The following national experts agreed to be mentioned as contributors for this year’s CCPI:
- Ranjan Panda (Combat Climate Change Network)